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Rahul against ordinance on convicted leaders, social media abuzz


D P Satish,IBNLive.com
Sep 27, 2013 at 02:59pm IST

New Delhi: Heir apparent to the Congress throne Rahul Gandhi has attacked his own government on the ordinance to protect convicted politicians. His dramatic appearance to trash the ordinance on convicted politicians at the Press Club of India in New Delhi is keeping the social media abuzz.

Rahul Gandhi, the 'prince' who rarely speaks, shocked the journalists at the press club covering the interaction of AICC chief spokesperson Ajay Maken by making a surprising entry. A deluge of comic and semi-comic reactions followed his 'stinging' statement.

The moment Rahul Gandhi left the Press Club, embarrassing his own party-led government at the Centre, tweets started flowing, ridiculing him. Some are amused. The Unreal Times wondered if Rahul Gandhi will join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as its Delhi CM candidate.

Rahul against ordinance on convicted leaders, social media abuzz

The moment Rahul Gandhi left the Press Club, embarrassing the UPA government, tweets started flowing, ridiculing him.

The UnReal Times ?@TheUnRealTimes 3m

Arvind Kejriwal invites Rahul Gandhi to stand as AAP's candidate for Delhi CM

Some wanted to know if the Congress could sack Rahul Gandhi for making an anti-government statement in public.

Jacob Joseph ?@23jacob 1m

Will Rahul Gandhi be expelled from the party?

Indian Test Cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who had faced hundreds of bouncers in his cricketing career, described it as a bombshell.

Sanjay Manjrekar @sanjaymanjrekar 2m

Rahul Gandhi drops a bombshell. Saying ordinance is complete nonsense. Needs to be torn up & thrown away.

The satire website Faking News had a field day by poking fun at Rahul Gandhi, the 'reluctant' leader. It expressed fears that he might make a surprise visit to the Pakistan High Commission to call off Indo-Pak talks, scheduled for Sunday.

Faking News @fakingnews 5m

Hope Rahul Gandhi goes on a suprise visit to Pakistani embassy and calls off talks with Pak PM.

Journalust Divya Rajgopal wondered if the BJP finally agrees with Rahul Gandhi on at least one thing.

Divya Rajagopal @rdivia 42s

So will BJP now say that they agree with #Rahul Gandhi ;)?

The Congress leaders like Digvijaya Singh, Milind Deora and Sandeep Dixit who are supposedly close to Rahul Gandhi tweeted in the last two days opposing the Ordinance. Some say, the entire exercise was a carefully planned event to absolve the first family of Ordinance mess. But, what it finally gained is more ridicule.

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